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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Boak Alexander (1872-1937)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at Truro, Nova Scotia on 8 May 1872, son of John and Mary Alexander, brother of E. M. Crowe, he was educated at the Pictou Academy, Manitoba College, and the Manitoba Medical College (1897). He commenced a medical practice at Killarney, Manitoba in 1897. He came to Winnipeg in 1905. For more than 25 years he served as medical superintendent of the King George and King Edward municipal hospitals. He retired in May 1937.

In 1902, he married Florence Ethel Dowler (?-1916) of Winnipeg. They had two sons and a daughter. He served as President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg from 1910 to 1911, and President of the Granite Curling Club. His recreations included curling and hunting; in his earlier years, he was an active baseball and lacrosse player. Liberal. Presbyterian. Address: 714 Broadway, Winnipeg.

He died on 3 September 1937.


Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, 1911. C. W. Parker, editor. Canadian Press Association, Vancouver.

“Noted doctor is dead” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1937.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 May 2010

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